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Fashion, Textiles and Costume

Fashion, Textiles and Costume

student in PC studio

Adobe Illustrator for Textile Design

Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, three weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing program. It’s used by designers to create illustrations, motifs, patterns, cartoons, diagrams and logos which can be scaled to any size without the loss of quality.

On this course you’ll learn the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator and the essential software skills which enable textile designers to create original vector motifs.

StartEndCourse Fee 
10/02/201824/02/2018£395.00[Read More]
student working in the CAD suite

CAD for Fashion Design (one week)

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 10

This course is ideal for fashion designers who are competent computer users but who’ve had little opportunity to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in a fashion context.

StartEndCourse Fee 
16/07/201820/07/2018£525.00[Read More]
examples of work from summer 2016

CAD for Textile Design

Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 10

On this practical, Mac-based course you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create mood-boards, portfolio layouts and innovative textile designs that demonstrate your creativity and technical skills.

StartEndCourse Fee 
30/07/201803/08/2018£525.00[Read More]
e-textiles circuit

Designing with E-textiles

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This course will introduce you to the phenomenon of smart e-textiles and how to develop a concept that could be applied to fashion, interiors, architecture or textiles.

StartEndCourse Fee 
23/07/201827/07/2018£490.00[Read More]
Digital embroidery by Sarah Clifford

Digital Embroidery

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 8

This course will introduce you to Wilcom software, combining technical know-how with design skills and creativity to produce unique digital embroidery samples.

It’s ideal for anyone with an interest in fashion or interiors, and can be useful for amateurs and professionals, as well as students, who are creating new work for a portfolio.

StartEndCourse Fee 
13/08/201817/08/2018£595.00[Read More]
Knitwear samples

Domestic Machine Knitting

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 8

This course offers intensive instruction on domestic knitting machines.

It'll introduce you to thinking creatively about using a machine at home or at work and how to exploit the equipment to produce new, innovative samples for fashion or interiors.

StartEndCourse Fee 
30/07/201803/08/2018£540.00[Read More]
Work by Ella Nesbitt, BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles

Fashion Knitwear Summer School

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, three weeks

This practical course combines the two interconnected disciplines of fashion and textiles through the medium of knitted fabric design.

It's aimed at anyone interested in knitting and making up a complete garment.

You'll experience industry-level resources, explore design processes, extend your portfolio and create some amazing new work.

And all this takes place in the centre of Nottingham, a city made famous for its textile and fashion heritage.

StartEndCourse Fee 
09/07/201827/07/2018£1650.00[Read More]
Gloves bring made by the tutor

Glove Making with Leather

Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 6

Using creative teaching techniques and clear, step-by-step guidance you’ll unravel the process of glove making with leather, a skill that’s traditionally thought of as difficult to master.

With only six places offered, this course provides you with one-to-one attention to ensure you leave with the skills and knowledge to continue glove making as part of your profession or purely personal enjoyment.

StartEndCourse Fee 
20/06/201822/06/2018£540.00[Read More]
Natural dye scarf by Vanessa Greger

Natural Dye Workshop

Monday to Friday 10 am -  4 pm, one week

Maximum class size: 6

Natural dye workshops are few and far between, and most deal primarily with the dyeing of wool yarns.

This course challenges this tradition by incorporating the dyeing of yarns with fabric design and product development.

Due to the technical nature of dyeing and the space available in our textile dye workshop this course is limited to six places.

StartEndCourse Fee 
13/08/201817/08/2018£695.00[Read More]
students measuring patterns on a long table

Pattern Drafting for Beginners

Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, five weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 10

On this practical course you will be introduced to the skill of creating your own blocks and dress pattern from scratch - and see it realised in a finished garment.

StartEndCourse Fee 
27/01/201824/02/2018£595.00[Read More]
Students working in the fashion studios

Pattern Drafting for Beginners (one week)

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 10

On this practical course you'll be introduced to the skill of creating your own block and patterns from scratch, as well as developing skills in toiling and fitting.

StartEndCourse Fee 
06/08/201810/08/2018£595.00[Read More]
Students working in the fashion studios

Pattern Drafting Level Two (one week)

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm

Indicative maximum class size: 10

This course is for people who have a sewing background and have used commercial, shop-bought patterns.

You must be well practised in the assembly of garments (this is not a learn-to-sew course).

StartEndCourse Fee 
13/08/201817/08/2018£595.00[Read More]
Tutu Making summer 2017

Tutu Making for Costume (one week)

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 6

This is an exciting course designed for anyone who has an interest in theatre costume or ballet.

It'll teach you how to make a professional tutu base and bodice for classical ballet dancers or ballet students.

With a limit of six people you'll have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue making tutus at home or work.

StartEndCourse Fee 
23/07/201827/07/2018£695.00[Read More]
30/07/201803/08/2018£695.00[Read More]
13/08/201817/08/2018£695.00[Read More]